Prison Poems

Poems for when a Family member is in Prison

Prison is the punishment that keeps on taking. Long after the individual has regretted his or her sin and wishes to go back to living a productive life, he must stay in prison wasting his precious years on this earth. Almost anything you take from a man can be given back except time. He can never reclaim the time that was stolen from him. He can never experience his children growing up for they are already grown. He can never experience those precious moments with his wife for most likely she has moved on. Of all the crimes that man commits to go to prison, in most cases our decision to keep him there is worse.

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  1. The Forgotten Victim

    Husband In Prison

    A person's comment:

    "That's her there! Her hubby's inside!"
    "How can she stand by him?" a neighbor cried!

    Husband In Prison, The Forgotten Victim

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    Both my husband and I have done a lot of time, and being apart it so hard. There is no rehabilitation in the system, and sometimes people make mistakes, but that does not mean you turn your...

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  3. My Prayer

    • By Tina Fortner
    • Published: December 2011
    Husband Is In Jail Poem

    I feel a tear run down my face
    As I sit in this quiet, lonely place.
    I think of you and need you here.
    I wipe away my falling tear.

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    • Rating 4.52
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    Hi my name is Jaszmeanne. I just want to say thank you. I enjoy reading all of the stories shared. I have never been through this situation before. My fiancé just recently has been locked up,...

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  4. The Window

    • By William J. Ray
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Jail Glass Between Mom And Son

    There you are
    On the other side of the window
    You look sad and scared
    Wondering where your son is about to go...

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    My 18 year old son is in jail for punching me & pulling a fire alarm. All I wanted to do for him was get him into a drug rehab. I wanted my son to move to Austin with me, but he choose to...

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  6. Daddy's Gone

    How To Tell A Child His Dad Is In Prison Poem

    How do you sit down and talk to your son
    and tell him that his Daddy has gone?
    It's easier explaining the meaning of death
    and why people die and draw their last breath.

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    I lost my parents 26 days apart back in February and March of 2013. I think of them both 5, 10, 50 times a day still. I want them back as well, so I know what you are going through. I feel...

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  7. Only Memories

    Poem About Missing Out While In Jail

    As I lay here in the dark, between these prison walls
    I would think about you, and my tears would fall

    You were the sun that shines, an encouraging thought...

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    • Rating 4.48
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    My baby brother was sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempted murder 1, felony in possession of firearm, assault w/ deadly weapon and unlawful use of firearm. He was arrested when SWAT...

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  8. Dear Santa

    Mom in Prison Poem

    Me and Mum would always write
    dear Santa Claus a note,
    but this year Mum won't be around
    so this is what I wrote:...

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    While reading this, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Only 1 difference-since Santa can't bring my husband home, I have asked that he take me to heaven to be with him! Even though distance...

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  10. End Of A Journey

    • By Ken Budden
    • Published: April 2011
    Poem About Coming Home From Prison

    The end of your journey is now in sight,
    And from the darkness you can now see light,
    I know it's been tough, but I'm hoping you know,
    From that hard bitter lesson, "You reap what you sow"....

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    • Rating 4.47
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    I have a son that is 38 years old. He's been in prison since 2004 for manslaughter (which he didn't do). He was at the wrong place at the wrong time. They gave him 16 years. We hope that he...

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  11. The Game

    • By Susan Christensen
    • Published: June 2008
    Poem About Missing Boyfriend In Jail

    Let me tell you about a game I play
    Where I close my eyes and fade away

    I float away to a special place

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    Very beautiful poem. I'm in love with my Bug, as I call him, for 5 years. He on death row in Alabama. I never visited nor touched him before in my life. But we so close in heart and soul. I...

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  12. Please Don't Cry, Mi Nina

    • By Luis Verduzco
    • Published: October 2009
    Poem About Leaving Daughter For Prison

    Daddy has to be away for awhile.
    Please don't cry; show me that smile.
    Be careful when you're out to play.
    Watch out for cars; don't get in their way....

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    My mom lied to me all my life. It was to protect me, to protect me from all the pain. But lying is like waiting for him to show up, and he's not coming back. I was 6 years old when my dad...

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  13. Daddy, You're In Jail

    • By Sydnie L. Jackson
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Daughter Missing Dad In Jail

    Daddy, you're in jail so far, far away
    and it hurts me almost every day
    I knew when I was there
    it was coming to an end...

    Poem About Daughter Missing Dad In Jail, Daddy, You're In Jail

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    • Rating 4.42
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    My dad recently got locked up some months ago. We were just beginning to grow a bond again, because since I was born he was in and out of jail. When I found out that he got locked up I...

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